Re: WiFi Problems (It doesn't work properly)
Sorry, I'm late to the party. Hopefully I won't be too stupid...
David R. Litwin wrote:
Did you try your applications once you had your connection up? They should
have worked as well.
They did not.
I suspect the problem is with the configuration you
have in /etc/network/interfaces. Or maybe the problem was with your WEP
configuration. Try recreating the configuration you applied in steps 1
through 3 in /etc/network/interfaces. Something like:
Well, maybe so and maybe not.
I don't know where he ping'ed (panged?), so I don't know if DNS was
I'll start assuming as little as possible.
1 - if 'ping' to a numeric IP address within your local wireless network
then you've gotten connected to the local net fine, but you need to make
sure DNS works:
2 - if 'ping' to a non-numeric IP address within your local wireless
works, then you've got DNS working. Now
3 - if 'ping' to a NON-local IP address (by name OR by number, having
that DNS works) works, then you're 99% of the way home.
4 - NOW that we have established that IP networking is working right,
if 1 fails, then you may have route problems, or you may not actually be
to the (wireless) network.
if 2 fails (but 1 works) then you need a DNS server - check
/etc/resolv.conf (or wherever
it is these days).
if 3 fails (but 1 and 2 works) then you almost certainly have a routing
issue - you need
a default route to the gateway. USUALLY you get this (and DNS server,
by the way)
from your DHCP server.
The claim is that 1 (and maybe 2 and MAYBE even 3) works, but 4 doesn't.
If 1,2,3 work and 4 doesn't then we need to know more about the topology
and applications. Maybe :-)
Now, as I say, I'm late to the party, so I could be less than helpful.
for OTHER people working on networking (not even just wireless!), the above
might prove helpful so I thought I'd throw it out. All the above
you get the wireless card to notice packets flying around (that's the
the above is the other 90% ;-)